Seattle Parks and Recreation clears debris from two slides on northeast Burke-Gilman Trail

Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) will be working to clean up debris and provide ditch maintenance at two landslide sites along sections of the Burke-Gilman Trail in northeast Seattle on the morning of Thurs. Jan 19. SPR anticipates completion by early afternoon on the same day.

Trail users will experience short intermittently closures between NE 125th St. and NE 135th St. on the Burke Gilman Trail to allow trucks to access the site and remove debris. SPR will provide flaggers to minimize impact to trail users.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience during this maintenance project.



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Seattle Parks and Recreation to begin construction of drainage improvements at Jefferson Playfield

Seattle Parks and Recreation will begin construction on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 to improve the sidewalk, drainage and parking along 16th Ave. S between S Dakota St. and S Nevada St. This project, located just west of Jefferson Playfield, includes new drainage infrastructure, wheel stops to define the parking area, and new street trees.

During construction the east sidewalk along 16th Ave S will be closed to pedestrians. The community will be rerouted to the west side of the playfield to access Asa Mercer. Construction will be completed by the end of November 2015.  Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Department of Transportation collaborated on this project in response to the Asa Mercer International Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association recommendation.

For more additional questions about the project or please contact Seattle Parks and Recreation, Capital Project Coordinator Katie Bang at or 206-684-9286.

Work to update Green Lake Park’s Meridian outfall vault

Please pardon our dust!

What?  Seattle Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with Seattle Public Utilities, is updating the outfall vault (the vault structure that lets water leave Green Lake and enter the stormwater system, located on the lake’s north side near Meridian Ave. N).  We will replace the vault lid to improve maintenance access, and install an internal weir gate to help regulate the lake’s level when needed.

When?  Work will begin Monday, Sept. 28 and be complete by Friday, Oct. 30.  There will be intermittent trail diversions during the work to allow equipment access.

Please use caution in this area.

Questions?  If you have questions, please call Karen Galt, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-684-0370.


Real-Time 911 Dispatch System Maintenance

This week technicians from the Management Information Services (MIS) Department will be upgrading our dispatch software for our Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. During the upgrade, the Seattle Fire Department’s Real-Time 911 Dispatch System will be taken offline for three straight days:

Monday, May 19th, 2014 from 09:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday May 20th 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday May 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This system interruption will not affect emergency response dispatching for the Fire Department.